Monday, May 30, 2011

Feast of the Visitation

Feast of The Visitation and Unveiling of Our Lady's Statue

On Saturday, 28th May, we celebrated the 6th day of novena with the unveiling of our Lady’s statue with a Special Blessing. Throngs of people turned up for this historical event. People of all ages, from the elderly to the young gathered for this momentous occasion which started at 1715hrs with the rosary to Our Lady followed by mass, which was celebrated by Parish Priest, Fr. George Packiasamy and Asst. Priest Fr. Andrew Kooi.

It was then followed by a candle light procession with the Blessed Sacrament in Seremban town, a first after 1950s. The faithful parishioners continued with reciting the rosary and singing.

The procession ended back at the main entrance of Church where the refreshed statue of the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception was unveiled looking serenely over Seremban town as she has for the past 45 years. Doves were set free and the night ended with breathtaking fireworks, food and fellowship.

History of the 78-year old statue of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception of Church of the Visitation:

It was first installed in the main sanctuary of the Church of Visitation in 1933 by Fr Georges Auguin an MEP priest and (the then) Fr Dominic Vendargon. In 1966 residents priests at the Visitation – Fr Paul Wan, Fr Edward Limat, Fr Pallier and Fr Joseph Tsai – had the statue relocated to the front of the Church. It was elevated above the main entrance overlooking Seremban town.

Forty-Five years later on 12 May 2011 the statue was taken down and intending to replace it with the two statues depicting the identity of the parish of the Visitation – Mother Mary visiting Elizabeth but it didn’t materialised at the end. On the 28th May the 78- year old statue of Our Lady was restored to its original. She is very happy now happy to have “gone back home”. The two new statues depicting the Visitation is now placed in the grotto for the moment.

(Written by Samantha Wong)

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
Mother Teresa
"If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve."
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Thursday, May 26, 2011


The new look of the facade
of Church of the Visitation and sanctuary
On Wednesday, 25th May, we celebrated the 3rd day of novena for the feast of the Visitation. About 800 people came for the Eucharistic celebration celebrated by Fr Simon Labrooy. The Church sanctuary has been brightened up with warm lights and the facade of the Church was fixed with the stainless steel lettering. A special blessing will take place on 28th May, 2011 at sunset Mass @ 5.45 pm followed by the procession in the town.
All are welcome!

Thursday, May 19, 2011





The Tamil Apostalate and Tamil youth group of Church of the Visitation have organised an Easter fellowship at the Catholic Centre, Seremban on 15th May 2011 at 7.30 pm. About 800 people came for the fellowship. They were entertained by the catechism students, youth and popular local artists with songs and dances.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lasallian Founder’s Day Mass

Lasallian Founder’s Day Mass

Saturday 14th May 2011

Church of the Visitation, Seremban

Catholic students of St Paul’s Institution animated the Sunset Mass on Saturday 14th May 2011 at the Church of the Visitation, Seremban as part of the school’s annual Founder’s Day celebrations. Teachers, parents and past Paulians were also at hand to join in the celebrations. The 4th Sunday of Easter, being Good Shepherd Sunday, was apt as it was also Vocation Sunday. Fr. George Packiasamy, who celebrated the Mass, took the opportunity to encourage the young students to consider priestly and religious life as their vocation.

Paulians thanked Fr George for all his support and bid him farewell with a souvenir from the school. The Mass was followed by a simple fellowship among past and present Paulians at the Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Family Day Dinner - May 1, 2011

After the Divine Mercy Mass, the Family Day Dinner commenced at 6:30 pm. There was a delicious dinner with live entertainment from various groups.

Easter Vigil Baptism & Confirmation in Mandarin - Saturday 23 April

Baptism and Confirmation during Easter Vigil in Mandarin